96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

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Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.


1.   Concerts in the Plaza

Sacramento Downtown Plaza – 547 L Street Sacramento

Friday August 29th

Time: 5pm – 7pm

The Sacramento Downtown Plaza will be continuing the Concerts in the Park party over in their neck of the woods! The concerts will take place in the plaza in front of Macy’s beginning in August.

While you are listening to great free music, enjoy River City Brewing Company’s happy hour on the patio.

-August 29: Island of Black and White
-September 5: Element of Soul

2.  Rattle Sssssnakes

Effie Yeaw Nature Center – 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608

Saturday, August 30th

Time: 10:30am

These awesome animals deserve everyone’s respect. Learn to identify these amazing creatures and discover how they fit into the California landscape.

3.  Those Wacky Woodpeckers

Effie Yeaw Nature Center – 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608

Sunday, August 31st

Time: 1:30pm

Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable by their unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and poles, but how much do you really know about these outstanding birds? The Nature Center will help clue you in.

4.  Little Buckaroos Day: A Free Family Festival

Crocker Art Museum – 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Monday, September 1st

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker celebrating Sacramento’s annual Gold Rush Days. The West is always wild with wiggles and giggles in this unique festival featuring live performances, craft-making demos, art-making, and even a petting zoo. To make this event even more special, it is the last day to see Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. Little Buckaroos Day is sponsored by Target.

5.  Hot Summer Nights Concert Series

Laguna Town Hall-3020 Renwick Avenue, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Friday, August 29th

Time:  6:30pm – 9pm

Warm nights and great tunes are back this August! The Cosumnes Community Services District presents its Hot Summer Nights Concert Series.

Don’t feel like cooking or packing your dinner? Food is available for purchase from local vendors. Children’s activities and other concessions will be offered at varying costs.

Note: No unattended blankets or lawn chairs will be allowed in the amphitheater before 4 pm. Unattended items placed before 4pm will be removed by CSD staff. Also, no pets are permitted, except service animals.

-Aug 29: Rachel Steele and Road 88 (Americana)


6.  Open Mic Night

Bach to Rock – 82 Clarksville Road Ste100, Folsom, CA 95630

Friday, August 29th

Time: 6p-8pm

Calling musicians of all ages and abilities! Join Bach to Rock Music School for a free open mic night. There will be a fully-equipped stage and acoustic or electric instruments provided (or bring your own). Solo acts and bands are welcomed. This is a great opportunity for young musicians of any level to play with a full band.

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